I garden in honor of my mother, whose name was Kate.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Note to self for 2014

The four tomato plants worked well - Roma, Sweet 100's, regular yellow, and yellow pear.

Start spinach in window box planter way early.

Start 25 peas - 5 per planter - earlier. Don't wait for them to be ready outside by themselves.  Spray with fungicide before it even shows.  Plant new spinach in front of it.

Start pepper plants earlier.  They take forever.  Plant out one every two weeks four or five times.

Plant every week:

1 or 2 broccoli
One row of carrots (12 to 20)
One row of beets
2 lettuce
4 spinach

Do not plant:


Wednesday, March 27, 2013


These were planted this month (March).  They will be well ready to put out when the weather permits.

This is just a portion of it, but there are four breeds of tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, and spinach.

The spinach isn't doing well, and needs to be replanted.  The bell peppers never sprouted at all.  I need to try them in the sprouter (which has not worked for the spinach).


The annoying background is tinfoil, which is needed to reflect as much light as possible.

There are 6 kinds of herbs here: garlic chives, coriander, lemon mint, rosemary, savory and thyme.

I think it's probably time to start flowers.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Front Flowers

I mean to tear up my entire front yard this year, separate out all the bulbs, and start over.

The problem with this, is that when something stops blooming, it's difficult to locate its bulb, and difficult to identify bulbs pulled up that aren't blooming.

So I'm going to try documenting where things are while they're in bloom, then pull up and label the bulbs when the leaves start dying back.

The daffodils are easy to find: they're the only ones by the sidewalk.  Snowdrops, though, are all over the place.